PRCA on Mental Health: “Time that the industry takes the issue of mental health and employee wellbeing seriously”

The PRCA and PRWeek have revealed that 60% of the PR and communications industry have suffered from or been diagnosed with mental ill health. The PRCA and PRWeek launched a wide-ranging survey in October 2018 to grasp the industry’s attitudes towards mental health and whether the stigma persists. This repeated a survey launched in 2017, with the number of respondents increasing to 546 – twice as many as in 2017.  The majority of respondents who have suffered from mental ill health cite depression or anxiety as the issue. Furthermore, almost…

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ASA – Getting it right on mental health

The ASA have released a post which tells how you about: ‘Getting it right on mental health’. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. Mental health problems affect approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK every year, and advertisers have a responsibility to make sure their ads don’t have an adverse impact on those affected or on society more generally.  The CAP…

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PatientPoint, NoStigmas Team Up on Waiting Room Campaign to Increase Mental Health Awareness

PatientPoint® and peer-to-peer mental health support network NoStigmas® today announced a partnership designed to help address mental health stigmas—beginning at the doctor’s office. By delivering a unique combination of compelling educational content and patient testimonials in more than 4,500 primary care waiting rooms nationwide, the two organizations hope to increase understanding and reduce stigmas surrounding mental illness. While mental illness is one of the most common health conditions in the U.S., only about 20 percent of American adults have sought treatment for a diagnosed or self-reported mental health condition within…

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Barbers Across America Partner with CREMO for the Great American Road Trip, Offering Free Cuts, Shaves and Convos on the Importance of Men’s Mental Health Awareness

With a few days remaining on its cross-country campaign to promote men’s care and men’s mental health awareness, men’s grooming brand CREMO™ met in New York City with media and local barbers about the special cause driving the “Great American Road Trip” mobile tour. With only a few left, the coast-to-coast tour, which originated in Laguna Beach, Calif., will continue from Staten Island to Harlem, N.Y., onto Branford, Conn., and Boston, before ending on September 27, in Saugus, Mass., at George’s Barber Shop, the oldest operating barber shop in the…

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Young people turn to tech for support #NoNormal

Research carried out by The Mix, the UK’s leading digital support charity for young people, has found that 72% of 16-24-year olds think digital technology may be more of a force for good than bad when it comes to their mental health. 70% of 16-24-year-olds surveyed said that they actively sought support from online communities when they were feeling low or lonely, while only 13% said they had no digital friends, and did not access any kind of online community that could support their mental health. However, many young people…

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